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Ruth Lois Gregg King
February 20, 1913 - January 24, 2010

SALEM & TURNER - Born to Lulu and Steven Gregg on February 20, 1913, in International Falls, Minnesota; slipped into the arms of Jesus on January 24, 2010. Praise God! Mom was the fourth of six children. Grandpa was the pastor of the Baptist Church in Little Fork, Minnesota. Mom had a wonderful childhood. They were poor, but so was everyone else, and no one knew it! She moved to Portland, Oregon at the age of 19, when Grandma and Grandpa moved there. Grandpa was the pastor of University Park Baptist Church in North Portland, and there Mom met Darrel King, an usher at the church. They were married on September 13, 1937, using the flowers from a wedding the night before.

Mom and Dad were married forty years and three months before Dad slipped over to his heavenly home, and Mom continued on. They were the proud parents of Lois, David and Carol and worshiped the Lord at Evangel Baptist Church in Portland. Mom moved to Salem Towne when Dad passed away, to be near David (Marie), and Carol (Jeff) and families. She had seven grandchildren, Greg, Lisa, Todd, Michelle, Tammy, Jeffrey, and David. She now has 12 great-grandchildren, and was so proud of all! She was a member of First Baptist Church of Salem, where David was pastor. When he moved on to Minnesota, she continued being involved as long as possible. Mom lived at Turner Retirement Homes, a small community within a community, for the past 10 years, and has been so loved and cared for. She often stated, "It feels like I have come home!" Mom was a saint in every sense of the word, and has now achieved the lofty goal we are all striving for. A wonderful role model for all, and we are proud to be her children!

Services to be at First Baptist Church of Salem, Oregon, February 4 at 11 a.m., contributions to be made to Turner Retirement Home. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services


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